Eating tropical food tricks the psyche into believing its somewhere exotic even when its not, unlike frozen food, which never lets the psyche forget that it’s trapped inside a meat locker. Taste the exotic flavors of elsewhere with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of tropical fare and drinks at The Original Tiki Bar and Restaurant in Fort Pierce.
Overlooking the Indian River, the tiki-thatched roof of The Original Tiki Bar and Restaurant houses an expansive menu of fresh seafood, certified Angus burgers, and hearty sandwiches brimming with Caribbean flavors. The lightly fried Bahamian-conch fritters ($8.99) beckon utensils to vote the dullest knife off the table before juicy rib-eye steak arrives, resting atop a bed of mixed greens, pillowed by roasted peppers, onions and soft blue cheese in the steak salad ($14.99). The cuban sandwich makes roasted pork and smoked ham hobnob with swiss cheese, pickles, mayo and mustard within the tight confines of hot-pressed cuban bread ($8.99), and the mahi-mahi sandwich ($13.99) tops a kaiser roll with a blackened, grilled, or fried fillet swimming in tangy tartar sauce that recites Barbados’s national anthem twice before each bite. The Tiki Treasure plate ($19.99) buries sautéed lobster and shrimp in a heaping mound of diced tomatoes, mushrooms, scallions, and linguine, setting the trove off to sea aboard a garlic-bread raft. Diners can cool off their overworked mouths with a frozen concoction, such as piña colada or strawberry daiquiri, from the bar’s extensive drink menu.
The Tiki Bar’s open-air seating is nestled alongside the river, allowing for unimpeded views of crashing waves as gentle breezes waft from the water. Musicians take the bar’s stage on the weekends, entertaining guests with fork-tapping tunes and impressive toucan impressions. Peruse the restaurant’s online calendar for upcoming events.
2 Ave. A
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950Get Directions